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in social security and medicare. cuts in social security an medicare. i would simply say to them, look at where we are. look at where we are. social security and medicare are both cash negative today. the trustees of medicare say that medicare will go broke in eight years. social security will take somewhat longer. but both are on a path to insolvency if we fail to act. mr. president, it hasn't just been from the more liberal side of the spectrum that the criticism has come. also on the right. "the wall street journal," ran this editorial calling the debt reduction commission or the deficit commission a trap. they say it is a trap that will lead to higher taxes, to more revenue. so on the left and the right we have those complaining that if you move forward to deal with the debt, you're going to make reductions in programs and you're goi i think that's undeniably the case. if you're going to deal with this debt threat, we are going to have to make changes in the spending prowewewewewe are goine changes in the revenue base of the country. i would suggest for those who are concerned abou
upfront? all the other states lose medicare vantage within five years, but florida is to keep it? why? these have to be dropped. with all respect to senator reid who says he cannot pass health care without these deals, then he is going nowhere. house members are disappointed, like the american people. there are two things to watch. legislation being made and sausage. -- there are two things you do not want to watch. this should stand on its merit. michigan was one of the first it's economically. -- one of worst states economically. let's pass this on policy. i always thought they would do a trigger. no greater than the rate of inflation, if it goes, trigger a public option. that is one when they talk about a compromise. that makes sense. this the one this side of the room. -- let's go to this side of the room. [inaudible] but it could all be for naught. congress starts january 2011 and said they disagree with health care. they could get rid of it. every congress has a right to review it. congress has been talking about this since teddy roosevelt first proposed a 100 years ago. for us
to more commons. for example, with the healthcare, it is medicare and medicaid going bankrupt. if you brought in as the private insurers are able to jury began bring in healthy individuals to medicare -- are able to bring in and cherry pick healthy individuals -- perhaps a sliding scale -- it could bring healthy individuals paying full premiums into medicare to balance out the expenses we have now to pay for 65 and over. as you get older more medical bills. i would be interested to see c- span have some accountant or actuarial come in to run the numbers that exist for the private health insurers and have them make their profits. how to make medicare at a fee. host: banks, we will go at this point because we will have an hour-long later on health care. today concerning the senate, your view, the independent line from anderson, indiana. caller: it is truly disgusting after the display of the health care fiasco you have seen. the conservative an element is tearing up the fabric of democracy. after watching the sonia sotomayor confirmation hearings you have a 99 white guys who question pe
. these are some of the hearings we have had. you're going to hear about the medicare advantage. we did nursing home standards and passed the law 25 years ago and have never had a hearing on that. long-term care insurance, are consumers protected? june 16th, termination of individual health insurance policies. if you are buying an individual family policy eiffel application, right? we had two hearings on this. when you fill up the insurance policy, most companies have about 1400 different codes. you go to the local drugstore in the fill up the prescription. if you trigger a code that will review your policy because with that code triggered might be very expensive medical treatment might be facing in the future and therefore they will jump you -- dump you. for instance, one family as they were filling out the form the told him to put out he was 180 pounds but he was really 250 pounds. they dumped him and said he lied on his application. when it terminated from your health insurance policy, who do you appeal to? the company that just the end user you do not have a repeal rights. -- the company th
at the healthcare bill and think it's a terrible proposal, that is going to cut medicare and raise taxes and raise insurance premiums. they want us to stop it. all of a sudden they realize there is an election somewhere in the country where you can effect -- where you can have an impact on it. so it's quite a phenomena. >> let's assume that the election is held and brown is the apparent winner, republican brown. when does that mean for the term in office of paul kirk who is the interim senator, the democrat serving out the balance of senator kennedy's, late senator kennedy's term? does his term end on the day of the election so that whether the in senator is seated or not? do you know? >> it's an interesting academic question. what we have to do is wait until the election is held and then focus on that. the first step is see what the people of massachusetts say on tuesday and then everybody will be looking at the proto ses for swearing in the new senator after that. >> is there any doubt in your mind the winner, if it's brown, would be sworn in promptly, in time to vote on the next, in the next ro
, medicare and otherwise, being asked to pay for that additional -- setting aside something that unionized workers will not have to face for an additional five years? >> i think some of the revenue questions are obviously part of the discussions that are ongoing. the president has made a commitment that he will keep to ensure that this legislation is fully paid for. again, it is something that is a little different that is going on in washington these days. this is a proposal that will be scored and it will be rendered a judgment as to the fact that the president will pay for every ççdime in this bill. the compensated for in taxes for additional medicare savings? >> again, i think some of the discussions are ongoing. >> on healthcare, the last month or six weeks you all have proceeded with no republican support, no republican negotiations as far as anyone can tell, 60-40 votes. and it looked like you were on the glide path to passing it in the senate's with democratic- only boats. you now faced the prospect in çmassachusettsç of possibly needing a republican vote. is there some reg
- term liabilities is medicare, medicaid, and health care spending. nothing comes close. social security would probably fix the same way to and ronald reagan sat down together and could figure something out. that is manageable. medicare and medicaid are a massive problem down the road. that is going to be what our children have to worry about. paul's approach, i want to be careful to not simplify this because i know you have a lot of detail in your plan, but i understand it to say that we will provide doctors of some sort for current medicare recipients at the current level. 55 and over. there is a grandfathering in for future beneficiaries. i just want to point out that i have read it. the basic idea is that at some point, we hold medicare costs per recipient constant as a way of making sure that it does not go way out of black. i am sure there are some details -- we hold medicare costs per recipient constant as a way of making sure that it does not have things going out of wahack. it has to be reformed for the younger generations because it is going bankrupt. why not give people the sa
for people on medicare and did not pay for it at all. it has a cost of like a trillion dollars over the next 10 years, the medicare drug benefit will, which is about the cost of a health benefit so. these people just have no credibility whatsoever when they complain about deficits. host: your book is about the failure of supply side economics, of reaganomics, as w with a look back to and in chapter two, the triumph of keynesian economics. guest: well, i observed there was a real problem that the existing orthodoxy couldn't handle, the new philosophy, the supply side philosophy came into existence, was implemented, appeared to be successful, and then hence forth, it was applied in every circumstance, whether it was justified or not. so you had kind of a cycle of success and failure. and as i thought about it, i realized the keysnenian economics had gone through exactly the same cycle. it had been implemented in the 1930's, helped end the great depression, but then misapplied in the 1950's and 1960's and gave us inflation. so it seemed there was a similar tree that was interesting, and i tried
the country. so whether you work for yourself, you're employed, retired, or medicare-eligible, call now for free information. and get what you need to make health care decisions... that work for you. you don't even have to be an aarp member to call. all you have to do is be yourself. and, if you have any questions about medicare, call today and get your free copy of "medicare made clear," by unitedhealth educational publishing group. it will help you better understand all your choices. so don't wait. call today for your free guide. >>> by the way, we just got a statement from rudy giuliani after that story that we just did where we appeared -- no, didn't appear, but we are puzzled by what he says regarding there not being any terrorist attackses in the bush administration. you got it? here it is, by golly, fresh news as we make it. chad, can you hold for a minute to talk about the weather? >> absolutely. >> okay. here we go, through the spea spokesman, rudy giuliani has clarified the remarks head made on gma this morning. the mayor's spokesman said that the remark -- you want to shoot t
and res regulation out there. >> humana is up nicely and they have a big medicare advantage program. look at other side of this. the hospital stocks have been under pressure here today like universal health or tenet health care. why has that -- why would they be under pressure at this point? because with no health care reform, less people might be insured so that expense wouldn't be alalleviated. that would be an issue for them as well. each if the republicans win, a number of people noted the house could pass the senate bill that was already passed and simply move on to president obama for his signature. that would be politically con ro veshl. japan airlines declaring bankruptcy. what? the japanese bailed them out four times in ten years and this time they just cut them loose and decided to let them go. that sent shock waves through the industry. amr and delta, by the way, are vying for a close relationship with japan airlines. amr already has one. the important thing is we're looking for some signs that maybe they could get a deeper relationship in the future here. we'll get amr and con
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a trillion dollars over the next ten years, the medicare drug benefit law, which is about the cost of the health benefit. so these people have no credibility whatsoever. >> host: your book is about the failure of supply-side economics, it starts with a look back at fdr. why did you start there? >> guest: my basic idea was that it observed that supply-side economics had gone through a cycle where there was a real problem that the existing orthodoxy couldn't handle. the new philosophy came into existence, was implement, appeared to be successful and it was applied in every circumstance whether it was successful or not. so it was cycle of success and failure. and realize the canessan economics went through the same cycle. it was imcomplemented in the 1930s, helped end the great decision, and then misapplied in the 1950s and 60s and gave us inflation. so there was a symmetry that was interesting, and then i tried to ask, well, what's going to come next? >> host: that's where i'm going to ask you, what comes next? have we come full circle to an kensyaan economics. >> guest: as i was fin
over the next ten years, the medicare drug benefit will, which is about the cost of the health benefits. so these people just have no credibility whatsoever when they complain about deficits. post ogre book is about this a deli or of supply-side economics as reaganomics as it has been known. starts with a look back to fdr. in a chapter to the triumph of keynesian economics. >> guest: my basic idea was that i had observed the supply-side economics had gone to recycle where there was a real problem that the existing orthodox couldn't handle the new philosophy, the supply-side philosophy, came into existence was implemented come appeared to be successful and then henceforth it was supplied in every circumstance, whether was justified or not. say what kind of a cycle of success and failure. and as i thought about it, i realized that keynesian economics have gone through exactly the same cycle. it had been implemented in 1930's, helped and the great depression, but then was misapplied in the 1950's and 60's and give us inflation. so it seemed to me there was a cemetery here that was interest
, bring down the deficit, cover the uninsured, strengthen medicare for seniors and stop insurance company abuses, let me know. >> the republican response was that the newly elected governor of virginia, bob mcdonald who said the government simply tried to do too much. he says americans want affordable health care but don't want uncle sam running it. he voiced concern about overall spending in washington. >> the amount of debt is on pace to double in five years and triple in 10. the federal debt is now over $100,000 per household. this is simply unsustainable. the president's partial phrase announced tonight on discretionary spending is a small one. the circumstances of our time demand that we reconsider and restore the proper limited role of government at every level. >> on social issues, the president said he would work with the military to end don't ask don't tell for gays this year. the republican senator john corning calls that "social engineering." back to you guys in new york. >> as you look at that shot right now -- >> of molly? >> as you look at the shot of the president of the
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in washington on massachusetts. cutting half a trillion dollars from medicare you're going to look at longer lines, lesser coverage. we know we need to reform pricing as a member going to be doing very shortly. but do you think were going to have a one-size-fits-all plan in congress is going to come down here in massachusetts and hurt what we have here at that's one of the differences between martha coakley and i peered were talking about a trillion dollar health care plan, have a trillion dollars of medicare cuts at a time when we just don't need it. i would propose actually going and allowing the state to do it individually with a government incentive i senate. very similar to what he did here. we can actually export out and show them how to do it. i'm looking for to having the opportunity to be the 41st about and make sure that we get that plan back to the drawing board. >> ms. coakley? >> thank you, david. thanks for hosting us this evening. how would be proud to be the 60th vote to make sure we get health care reform that we so badly need. we've taken a major massachusetts and getting e
security and medicare, that are just steaming along. these are the more politically popular domestic programs. the point of this, when you talk to senior officials, this president wants to get serious about fiscal discipline, he's heard all the criticism about washington spending so much money. we're told that the state of the union address is going to have a lot on fiscal discipline. the president clearly trying to burnish his credentials on that. mixed reaction i'm getting from republicans, some saying they can work with the president on this. others saying it's just a fraction of the federal debt right now and really not going to be enough. the big problem for this president is going to be very senior democrats on the hill don't want their power of the purse taken away. i'm already talking to top democratic aides on the hill saying the president is going to face some real opposition, because there's going to be some really popular programs that liberals will not want to cut. >> stand by. gloria borger is here. do i hear echoes, gloria, of the president saying, in effect, the era o
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. >> yes, what does is across the board spending freeze, which includes the defense department, medicare, medicaid. i mean, those are the things, if you're willing to do it across the board, then i think it makes sense. the question is folks voting for an across the board freeze, i doubt it. would you vote -- >> he favors this decifit panel to monitor federal spending but that's not going to go into effect conveniently until after the election, until he -- so he has all this time to spend. >> all government -- are you in favor of an all-government freeze or not? if you're -- this is wonderful. okay, fine, medicare and medicaid, want to make sure we've got that in the record. >> he needs to stop spending. >> i just want to makure you're on the record. martha: we've got andrea on the record, across the board freezing freeze. you've got important ideas and i appreciate you talking with them about this this morning. gregg: you may recall candidate obama ridiculed a guy named john mccain when he proposed a spending freeze. we're going to talk about that in the next hour. >>> new research on o
taxes, it will hurt medicare, it will destroy jobs and run our nation deeper into debt. >> we'll always remember our terrific senator ted kennedy and his words, the work begins anew, the hope rises again, and the dream lives on. >> we're breaking down this improbable win for the gop and its likely impact on health care reform. we've got the best political team on television this morning. suzanne malveaux, live at the white house with reaction from democrats who no longer enjoy a filibuster proof, but we start with jim acosta. it's such an irony, ted kennedy's dying wish was to see america's health care system overhauled and the seat goes to a republican who has completely different ideas. >> reporter: that's right, john. and democrats may hope that what happened in massachusetts stays in massachusetts, but that is not going to be the case if a remember in scott brown can campaign across this state saying he will vote against health care reform in what is a very liberal state, obviously the signs for the democrats, not good, coming up in these midterm elections as this campaign goes on,
medicare and will wreck job opportunities and will rack up immoral and unsustainable national debt we are going to hand to our children. people are saying this is why we are saying no to what the white house wants to ram down our throats today. so that disconnect is glaring, perplexing that even the comments today, via reid, pelosi, obama, they still don't get it. >> sean: especially the lead up to this, the payoff to unions if you supported barack obama and helped him get elected, you don't pay taxes. the louisiana purchase, cornhusker kickback. all of these things leading to the only way they can get this bill passed. now they are saying they are still going forward, is the term arrogant, out of touch, tone deaf, all of the above? >> it is all the above. votes in massachusetts yesterday was against that arrogance. when we talk about payoffs, backroom deals to get the health care vote purchased it is frustrating especially with the unions, i'm probably more of a pro union member gopper than many because i happen to like the blue collar men and women building this country and some hap
approach that will bring down premiums, bring down the deficit, cover the uninsured, strengthen medicare for seniors and stop insurance company abuses, let me know. let me snow. >> sean: despite what the president and mainstream media says republicans do have ideas to fix the system. wisconsin congressman paul ryan responded to the president's claim. >> he knows we've these ideas he keeps asking us for ideas we send him ideas but we've yet to receive responses from the white house on the ideas we've been proposing. >> sean: congressman ryan is not the only republican being ignored. john boehner revealed yesterday to reporters he has not been contacted by white house chief of staff or anyone on the president's team in more than a year. the president is able to say he supports bipartisanship with a freight face. pretty unbelievable. >> big showdown on capitol hill yesterday. one corner turbo tax cheat tim geithner in the other congress. they grilled geithner over his handling of the aig bailout when he served as president of the new york fed. >> in effect the taxpayers were propping up the
to the extreme left, focussing on the government option, abortion funding and then expansion of medicare and medicaid. and then we can't have the abortion and they do what they always do. they just make sure that the structure is put in place, and you argue about things that they had no -- it would be nice for them, but they had no intention. they will get those added to the bill later. senator tom harken spelled this out word for word. watch this. >> what this bill does is we finally take that step. as our leader said earlier, we take that step from healthcare as a privilege to healthcare as an inalienable right of every single american citizen. as i said before, this bill is not complete. i've used the analogy of the starter home. and which we can add additions and enhancements as we go into the future. but like every right that we've ever passed for the american people, we revisit it later on to enhance and build on those rights. and we will do that here surely. we will enhance and build on this. but we have made that first most important step. to make it a right rather than a privile
. >> spending related to our national security, medicare, medicaid, social security will not be effected. >> democrats are angry because they say the president is giving the defense budget a pass. house speaker nancy pelosi today demanded defense contracts and weapons system feel the freeze. >> just last year, the pentagon's 96 largest weapons acquisitions programs alone had cost overruns of $296 billion. i don't think they should be exempted from the freeze. >> the numbers came from a government accountability report detailing pentagon weapons systems waste. another member of the house democratic leadership blasted mr. obama's non-defense freeze. >> i think it's outrageous not everyone is included in this scrubbing on how we could save money. >> like the speaker, congressman becerra said there should be no cuts for war fighting, combat equipment or troop training. >> but i'm not interested in allow single source contracts that are overruns by the millions or billions be paid for by taxpayers. >> the pentagon spent more than $650 billion in 2009. mr. obama's proposed spending freeze woul
's deficit will double it. at the same time that medicare is going bankrupt, social security going bankrupt. medicaid is upside down. this is a nightmare. >> well, first -- >> the bigger crisis is medicare. >> we have had creative accounting and self-dealing going on for a long time. the fed purchases a significant majority of all u.s. debt last year. we have a situation where the housing entities are not being consolidated. they have huge losses. people saying they are doing things to try and help reduce medicare costs, but they are spending the money someplace else. all kinds of creating accounting and self-dealing going on. >> we'll go to chris tnctie in minute. i was struck by the creative accounting. they were making up trillions. you wrote a story mid summer about the fdic created $1 trillion out of thin air by a bureaucratic trick. this creative accounting makes our situation so much worse. >> it does. and, frankly, actually, that decision by the fdic at the time has in a way come back to haunt us. i don't know if you recall at the end of this year, the fdic was almost bankrupt and h
's are threatening legal action over a provision that would protect nebraska from the medicare changes that were used to get the support of ben nelson. the democratic leaders are getting ready for a political war, going into the midterm elections. long beach, on the line. good morning to you. caller: happy new year. host: the first and want to talk about, actually, was immigration. people have been complaining about the immigrants. you do not hear anyone complaining about the employers. people would not come if they did not get hired. they exploit them, and use the non-documented workers. they have chemicals and asbestos. that is what they use them for. that is the problem here, not the poor people who come here to make a living. the other thing that we need to look at this -- look at is the middle east. we have to see the level view of the nation. we cannot criticize the nation on c-span. we have to take a look at this. i see people going on and on about muslims. but if you talk about the religion of these people, they will cut you off. we really need more information about where we stand in the uni
a class action with two plaintiffs currently receiving medicare advantage and they are angry at the fact that there will be people in florida who will continue to receive it, and that is arbitrary and capricious actions creating two classes of people, and in violation of the constitution. host: we are going to leave it there because we are running short on time. this concern about taxing income? guest: he brings up a component that is in both the house and senate bills. they are calling into a limit loss ratio. essentially, there is a limited amount that insurance companies can charge for premiums, for anything other than what is going to patients. yes, that is a profit limit on insurers. that does not mean they cannot derive profit from other areas, investments they made. but in terms of actual premium dollars, there is a limit to the profit they can take from that. guest: he talked about court challenges. i wonder, if and when his health care passes, if this is more to end up in court and we will have court challenges for months and months. i can see this getting tied up in court for a
the costs of medicare and medicaid and it won't cost anybody anything. that's great politics. it's just not true. so there's got to be some test of realism in any of these proposals. mine incruded. -- included i've got to hold myself accountable and i guarantee the american people will hold me accountable if what i'm selling doesn't actually deliver. >> mr. president a point of clarification what's in the better solutions book are all the legislative proposals. >> i understand that. oifrp read your bill. >> that is president obama. he is meeting with house pbr -- republicans in baltimore answering questions everything from energy to healthcare. the president at times being a little bit combattive and supporting -- he did acknowledge a coup of mistakes along the way but much like he did in the "state of the union" has very much held firm to the beliefs in what his administration has done. i want to bring in the host of special report bret baier. he's with us now. he has watched along with us and the republicans before they went into this session bret said we don't want to be lech sured -
security, get rid of medicare, what are you going to get rid of if you're going to reduce the size of government, stop doing? >> sounds good to me. >> programs in the military you want to get rid of. >> all those things that you said. what i'd like to see is our government, the power turned to the -- returned to the states. the way this country was set up to be. instead of this big monolithic voice out of washington, d.c. that cannot stop spending, cannot stop wasting money. that's what we're advocating is return power to the states. i'd get rid of a lot of those things you mentioned. >> would you get rid of food stamps, just get rid of them? stop giving people, poor people food money through coupons to buy food with? just get rid of that program? >> absolutely not. but i would definitely reform it. that's definitely what we would call for it, instead of encouraging generations of people to live on food stamps, encourage them to get jobs because it's not going to forever be gravy train. >> the federal government's operating in the biggest deficit, and therefore you have to cut huge
amendment doesn't allow for health care of every citizen in the country? do you believe medicare and social security and medicaid is socialism? i think these questions need to be driven to them. it needs to be put to them. then as we move toward the general elections -- that's in a primary contest. i'd get those candidates out there now defining these people as to where they stand. and then secondly, in the general election, i think that driving these substantive issues, as we create jobs -- and even there, you know, i want to see republicans, what they're going to say when it comes time to cast a vote to create jobs in america. you know, when we have an emergency in this country like flood -- flooding or hurricane disasters, we consider a disaster when 15 million american bread winners don't have a job, i consider that a disaster, one that has to be responded to by the federal government. let them choose on whose side are they on. trying to get families back to work in america or taking care of big business? that's going to be an interesting choice. >> democratic senator robert menendez of
replaceme replacement plan would bumle up medicare for all states instead. working on a deal and stressing unity. >> this will be a victory not for democrats, this will be a victory for decency, for our common humanity, for the united states of america. >> once the bill is priced out. >> julie: thank you, even as aid is pouring into haiti. more help is needed because of extreme demand, but getting assistance to those who need it is proving a difficult task. many of the injured waiting days to get treated and in some places, there's no where to put the dead. another live report from haiti next as fox reports tonight. this is the card that bought the saw... that cut the lumber... that built the extra space i needed to store more produce... that she sold to me to make my menu more organic. introducing ink from chase. the card that helped make it all happen because it's accepted in twice as many places worldwide as american express. with reward points worth 25% more when redeemed for air travel. make your mark with ink. go to chase what matters. [ male announcer ] say hello to
to campaign differently. medicare. it doesn't cover everything. >>> when the 2012 race for the white house starts gearing up will women candidates still face an uphill battle or will they be taken seriously? who are they anyway when it comes to 2012, the women going to jump into the race? "washington post" white house correspondent ann corn blunt made discoveries in her new book "notes from the cracked ceiling." take a look. anne, welcome. full disclosure. we've known each other for a very long time. we've been friends for a long time. i got an early peek at the book. it's an amazing read. 2008 campaign, hillary clinton came so close to getting her party's nomination. sarah palin the gop's first vice presidential nominee, and, yet, you argue 2008 was not a great year for women in politics. explain. >> well, look, we don't give points for second place in this country. we don't say, oh, john kerry came in second place for the presidency. hooray, that was historic. it was foley for some of us in the wake of 2008 to say it was the year of the woman. they both lost and at the same time they als
in to discretionary spending. i mean which is a small part of the budget. but you can't do... the way you do medicare is the way they were starting to do it in the health-care bill and the entitlements. these are the big ticket items, innd and defense and service on the debt. so wall street, deficit reduction and number three, is infrastructure projects. now the interesting thing about the stimulus project, remember all the talk about shovel-ready projects last year? there were no... there wasn't. >> rose: why not. >> they didn't even have shovels. because it takes time to get these things through. and what you are going to see this year in the next three quarters is that one-third of the stimulus was infrastructure is going to start coming on board, and creating some jobs and also creating some signs saying you know, the obama administration... . >> rose: so you do i have in problem with the stimulus program congress wrote. >> no, i don't. it takes time to do it but one thing he should do, the most popular campaign proposal he had was for a national infrastructure bank. which would take the yes or n
medicare which people like and people think has been a success, we found we were having success with that in the polls at exactly the moment it was jetisoned. there is a group out there and they're represented by the republicans here in washington who want no deal. who think everything is fine, having cost go up $1,000 every year is just fine. but if we put those folks aside and put the focus on people that really think we have a problem to solve, which is an overwhelming number of americans, we've walked away from things we were trying to do. >> lanny davis in an article he penned for "the wall street journal" yesterday blamed the left for the defeat. he said it's not a defeat for the mess an engineer, it's the message. he says will we stop listening to the purist base of our party who seem to prefer defeat to winning elections and no change at all if they don't get oughtle change they want. have democrats misread the mood of the country? >> i have to tell you something. if you look at what is in this final package that passed through the senate, none of the things that people
and medicare? caller: we have to, absolutely. this is where term limits would be very effective. these politicians are now so beholden to their special interests that they cannot tackle those issues because they are afraid they will live get reelected. we have to give the president the line-item veto. i would like to have the president with just 16-year term as well. without term limits, we are putting it on congress. if they do not keep the budget within a certain ratio of the gross national product or whenever they have to do, they cannot run for reelection. just like state governments, they have to balance the budget and if they cannot, we will not re-elect them. host: we will leave it there. jack, in the pan and line. caller: i know the the washington culture needs to change, if you see a building burning you do not ask if we need to put it out. but a couple of comments about fair and balanced. c-span is great. i am wondering how people are talking about the lack of the merits here. what i would like to say is there was a caller earlier talking about how we need to elect peo
to give up medicare benefits, doctors are going to have accept less money, hospitals will be a southbound more costs, non-union workers are going to pay more, but union members are the ones that get the big break. people aren't stupid. they are going recognize what is going on here. might this come back to haunt the president and democrats? >> -- oh, i think absolutely. americans hate unfairness. they just don't like it. one of the things that caused republicans to get thrown out of office was this feeling among voters that republicans were picking winners and losers. and when they do that is it horrendously unfair but it winds up encouraging terrible behavior and doesn't do what the observe i have they set out to do. i think it's going to haunt them in a lot of ways. in your intro you made a good point about the expiration, this is supposed to expire in five years? i'm not a betting guy, but i will tell you, i would go in on one guess that if there is a democratic party, if there is a union left in five years, they will manage to make sure in loophole stays forever. >> gregg: i want to p
, and medicare and my insurance covered the cost. we can work directly with medicare or with your insurance company. we can even help with financing. if there's a way, we'll find it! so don't wait any longer, call the scooter store today. >>> we're so glad to have your company. there are no reports of major damage from the very strong aftershock that rattled haiti. it was a magnitude 6.1 tremor, the strongest since port-au-prince was leveled. we have a report of one injury. what a remarkable scene yesterday as a mexican rescue team pulled 70-year-old woman from the rubble of the home of the catholic archbishop. she says she prayed constantly. she was taking to the "uss bataan" for treatment. the navy says she is in stable condition. the archbishop's home and cathedral collapsed. the u.s. navy ship "comfort" has arrived off the coast of port-au-prince. there are six operating rooms onboard. it can house 1,000 patients. a ship with cranes is being sent to clear the damaged port. >>. >> thus far the government of haiti has recovered 72,000 bodies from the earthquake. a preliminary estimate fro
without going in and tackling medicare and medicaid and social security. it is -- again, it's 19% of the budget. but it is a strong, strong message that he's actually sending to those independent voters that have been going away. obviously, some democratic leaders on capitol hill have to understand that, right? >> well, i think they have to. it doesn't mean started negotia balance the budget. post the 1994 election. it's almost as though obama doesn't want to wait for the election to start doing that. he's trying it out now and see if it works for him. >> and he's doing something bill clinton did so masterfully. you listen to that last sound clip that you played of these tax incentives. there's not huge. they're no overarching. he's not talking about revamping one-sixth of the economy. but it helps middle americans right now with tax incentives. and i think it's more significant than bill clinton's school uniforms. but it's those type of proposals that send a message to americans what kind of president he is. and right now, again, after massachusetts, it sounds like he's striking
of the volume of potential medicare recipients or poverty level or something involving health care in nebraska that was different, then that would be a different story on the constitutionality. that's why many states in national legislation are not all treated the same, because there are distinctions, and a lot of times, there's a lot of horse trading that goes on there, as we all know. but there's always a reason given. well, there's no reason given here, except for the one that i've recited and that is one that we see as unconstitutional, and is likely seen by many as a symbol of the excesses of a culture of corruption and excessive spending and fiscal irresponsibility in the congress. now that is not addressed in this letter. what this letter addresses is simply the constitutionality of that one provision. now, after we wrote the letter, the next day, which was thursday, december 31, i received a telephone call from senator graham, saying that he had received a telephone call from senator ben nelson, asking to call the dogs off. and senator graham suggested to senator nelson that he call
, medicare and medicaid. now, what will be frozen are the domestic programs and fees, relatively small portion of the overall budget. savings would be modest $10 to $15 billion next year. but the administration says that does add up to $250 billion over 10 years. the president also met yesterday with his middle class task force, outlining some other proposals that he says will give families a much needed break. he's going to ask congress to boost tax credits for childcare or dependent care. reduce monthly payments on student loans and require automatic signups at work for individual retirement accounts. but tomorrow's state of the union will focus mainly on jobs. >> there's more we're going to talk about. we're going to talk about how we can first of all focus on job creation and growth and i met with the republicans, by the way, several weeks ago so i had their ideas. i know what they're proposing and some of the things we propose are things that actually should get some strong bipartisan support. >> now, on the spending freeze during the presidential debate last year, the first deb
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